Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Inducts Henry Ford


Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Inducts Henry Ford

 Fort Myers, FLA. (October 14, 2015) – The Edison & Ford Winter Estates’ Henry Ford was one of seven inventors inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame at the annual ceremony in Tampa, Florida on October 2.  The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame recognizes and commends Florida inventors whose achievements have advanced the quality of life for Floridians with groundbreaking innovation.

 Henry Ford (1863-1947), a part time Fort Myers resident and founder of the Ford Motor Company, advanced industrial manufacturing, automotive technology and contributed to experimental botanical research in Florida.  Along with Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone, Ford established a rubber test site in Fort Myers and his work contributed to the passage of the Plant Patent Act of 1930.  He also conducted aeronautical research in Florida and advanced the manufacturing of V-8 engines through his research in Florida at his Fort Myers estate and lab.

 Other scientist inventors who were inducted include the inventors of the cancer drug Taxol, revolutionary termite abatement systems, vaccine for feline HIV treatment, and space-related robotics devices.

 Henry Ford’s work is on display at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, which accepted the award for Ford.

 For more information about the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, please visit www.floridainvents.org